"A wonderful book...it should be read by anyone who has ever contemplated going to law school. Or anyone who has ever worried about being human."--The New York Times
It was a year of terrors and triumphs, of depressions and elations, of compulsive work, pitiless competition, and, finally, mass hysteria. It was Scott Turow's first year at the oldest, biggest, most esteemed center of legal education in the United States. Turow's experiences at Harvard Law School, where freshmen are dubbed One Ls, parallel those of first-year law students everywhere. His gripping account of this critical, formative year in the life of a lawyer is as suspenseful, said The New York Times, as "the most absorbing of thrillers."
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Perini began to pace there slowly , his hands behind his back . I watched him as
he came toward our side of the room , staring up harshly at the faces around him .
He looked past fifty , coarse - skinned and dark . He was half - bald , but his ...
Karlin already had his notebook open . His voice was quavering . " Plaintiff ' s
intestate , ” he began . He got no further . “ What does that mean ? ” Perini cried
from across the room . He began marching fiercely up the aisle toward Karlin .
So I went to Widener and found the official roll of U . S . Civil War pensioners and
sure enough , in 1877 Mrs . Tish , as survivor , began to receive eight dollars a
month . " The reaction from the class to Sandy ' s historical probing was a mixture
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JenniferRobb - LibraryThing
Literature professor and published author, Scott Turow, decides that he liked the research for his book so much that he will attend law school. He chooses the venerated Harvard Law School and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AlanWPowers - LibraryThing
Must disagree with the jacket/ GoodReads blurb, "entirely true." NOT according to one of his undergrad professors, Theodore Baird, who wondered how Turow could present himself as such a blank slate ... Read full review